by Baz Hiralal
Broadhaven Capital Partners in Stamford, Conn., said Jim Denton joined the firm as a partner. Denton previously led the financial institutions group at Rothschild in New York, where he worked on U.S. and cross-border mergers and acquisitions and restructurings. Before that, he was a founding member of J.P. Morgan Chase & Co.'s financial institutions group and headed the bank and specialty finance M&A team.
Tony Ball was named a senior adviser of Providence Equity Partners LLC in London. He is chairman of the supervisory board of Kabel Deutschland GmbH, Germany's largest cable operator and a former Providence investment. Ball is also on the board of Providence portfolio company Grupo Corporativo Ono SA , the largest cable broadband service provider in Spain. From 1999 to 2003, Ball was CEO of British Sky Broadcasting Group plc. Before that, he was CEO of Fox/Liberty Networks.
Dev Ittycheria joined Greylock Partners as a venture partner in Menlo Park, Calif., investing in enterprise software companies, with a focus on cloud-based services and enabling information technology infrastructure. Previously, Ittycheria was CEO of data center automation software maker BladeLogic Inc. from its inception to initial public offering and eventual sale to BMC Software Inc. in 2008. Following that deal, he was president of BMC Software, where he led the enterprise service management business.
Barclays plc hired managing director Martina Bigliardi Moehr as head of the new Zurich branch of Barclays Bank (Suisse) SA. She joins from Clariden Leu, the former Swiss private bank of Credit Suisse Group, where she was responsible for wealth management in Russia, Central and Eastern Europe and Israel. Prior to that, Moehr spent 25 years at UBS in international corporate banking, project finance and international wealth management.
Also, the troubled firm reportedly ended merger talks with Greenberg Traurig LLP but is still considering other options, including bankruptcy.
Oppenheimer & Co. tapped Gordon Morse as managing director, investments and branch manager in Atlanta. Morse joined the firm from Raymond James & Associates Inc. Previously, he worked at Smith Barney and Bear, Stearns & Co.
London's Altius Associates Ltd. added Reyno Norval to its global infrastructure and real assets team, based in London. Norval joins from Green Gas Americas Inc. in Florida , where he was a business developer. He was also a strategy and investment commercial analyst at EDF Energy (UK) Ltd.
Jackson Lewis LLP brought in John Sander as a partner in New York. Sander hails from Merck & Co., where he was vice president and associate general counsel, managing employment and labor matters outside the U.S. after its $41.1 billion merger with Schering-Plough Corp. in 2009. He joined Schering-Plough in 1995, where he was vice president and associate general counsel managing the group responsible for employment, labor and immigration in the U.S. and globally. He also managed the compliance, commercial litigation and corporate security groups at times. Before going in-house, Sander practiced at Paul Hastings LLP and Cahill Gordon & Reindel LLP.
Oil and gas litigation and regulatory practitioner Charley Moore joined Morgan, Lewis & Bockius LLP as a partner in its energy practice, resident in Houston. He is a former general counsel of the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission.
James Vallee joined Nixon Peabody LLP as counsel in the firm's Boston office. Vallee, who has served 18 years in the Massachusetts House of Representatives, will work with attorneys in the firm's real estate and government relations and public policy practices.
Davis Polk & Wardwell LLP announced that Kim Harris, who most recently served in the White House as principal deputy counsel to the president and deputy assistant to the president, will rejoin the firm's litigation department as a partner. She will advise institutions and individuals in investigations by the U.S. Congress, the Department of Justice, the Securities and Exchange Commission and other government agencies. From 1997 to 2009, Harris practiced in Davis Polk's litigation department. She was named a partner in 2007.
And in the next column:
-- TFG Systems hires Marc Sharman to launch outsourced operations venture.
-- Anthony Renzi, executive vice president, single-family business, operations and technology at Freddie Mac , will resign on May 11.
-- 3i Debt Management appoints David Fewtrell as a portfolio manager.
Jackson Lewis LLP brought in John Sander as a partner in New York. Sander hails from Merck & Co.